On Monday, the Russian foreign ministry denied rumours that Sergei Lavrov, the foreign minister, was hospitalised.
According to Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the foreign ministry reports that the Russian FM was taken to a hospital in Bali, Indonesia, are “fake news.”
On her Telegram channel, Zakharova ridiculed these assertions while denying the state-affiliated media in Russia on their official Twitter account.
The Associated Press had earlier in the day reported that Lavrov had been taken to the hospital following his arrival in Bali for the G20 summit.
Lavrov was reportedly receiving treatment for a heart condition, according to the news report. The report, according to Russia’s foreign ministry, is baseless.
The news report was refuted by Lavrov, who also rebuked Western journalists for what he called false reporting.
He claimed that for ten years, Western journalists had been “writing falsely” about Putin’s illness.
Lavrov said, “This is a kind of game that is not new in politics. “Western journalists need to write the truth and be more truthful,”
Zakharova posted a video of Lavrov, who has served as Russia’s foreign minister since 2004, reading documents while lounging outside on a patio while wearing shorts and a T-shirt.
Furthermore, Lavrov was in good health and had only visited the hospital for a check-up, according to the governor of Bali.